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Homelessness Prevention Officer

Discussion in 'Sevenoaks Chat' started by Sevenoaks District Council, May 1, 2022. Replies: 0 | Views: 143

  1. Working in our Housing team, you will assist in the prevention of homelessness in our district. You will provide one-to-one support to customers and work with housing advice officers to deliver Personalised Housing Plans to prevent and relieve homelessness.

    A high level of communication skills is essential as you will be working closely with customers and partners to find relevant local services that are tailored to client needs and you will support customers to access welfare support and maximise their income.

    You will have a sound understanding of homelessness legislation and guidance, (including the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017) and will have the ability to deal with emotionally challenging cases in difficult situations.

    Key elements of the role include:

    • Customer focused approach
    • Confident IT skills and be used to working with a variety of IT systems
    • High level of negotiation skills

    Please note that this role is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2023.

    This role will be based at our Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1HG. We currently operate a hybrid working model for the majority of our roles where your working time will be divided between the office (2-3 days) and home working (2-3 days).

    Do you want to know more about the role?

    Please contact Caroline Lower, HERO Team Leader, on 01732 227386 for an informal discussion about the role.

    Or for details on the Council and the benefits of working for us, please see our Candidate Pack.

    Do you want to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

    Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

    Closing date: 22nd May 2022

    Interviews: TBC

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